Igor Makarov is a Russian billionaire and owner of the gas producer Itera. Until 2015 he owned three yachts named Areti, Areti I and Areti II. The name Areti is derived from Makarov’s company’s name Itera (spelled backwards).
Itera International is one of the largest independent producers and traders of natural gas operating in the CIS and the Baltic states. ITERA is active in energy, gas processing, and construction works projects in Europe, Asia, and the USA. The Company also deals with real estate and the insurance business. Igor Makarov is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITERA International. ITERA has been involved in production of natural gas in the Yamalo-
In 2012 Itera entered into a joint venture with Rosneft, the oil company controlled by the Russian state. In 2013 Makarov sold all his shares in Itera to Rosneft US$2.9 billion . Makarov nows owns the Areti Group.
Igor Makarov owns an Embrear ERJ-
Makarov ordered the two identical yachts Areti I and Areti II (built by Burger Yachts) so he can base one in the Mediterranean and one in America due to his business interests in each location. For a few years he aldo owned the yacht Areti (a 60 meter Trinity delivered in 2012). Igarov sold the 60 meter Areti in 2015 and she is now named Mia Elise and owned by Florida based car dealer Terry Taylor.
In May 2017 is was announced that Lurssen had launched a new yacht named Areti (known as Project Sasha). The yacht has a length of 85 meters, and has a gross tonnage of 2,850t. Her design is by Andrew Winch. Areti will probably be delivered at the end of 2017.
The net worth of Igor Makarov is estimated by Forbes at USD 2.1 billion.